I am so excited to bring “Wifey Wednesday” back! In 2016 we have discussed several topics ranging from marriage being a mirror, walking in faith & being selfless. This year I want to focus on the things I have learned thus far, videos/vlogs, and receiving topic suggestions from you.
To start off the year, I want to share the top things I have learned during my first year of marriage. I’ll do my best to expand on these points at a later date but wanted to provide some insight.
1. Prayer is key – Prayer is the foundation to ANYTHING great … including your marriage
2. Communication – You must establish good communication & work on communication skills
3. Teamwork – “Teamwork makes the dream work”! Both individuals will need to work together towards goals. Even in the smallest things – she cooks, he cleans the dishes.
4. Date Night – Weekly date nights ensure you are spending quality time together. Put the phones and other distractions AWAY and spend time together. If you can’t do it weekly, strive for bi-weekly or monthly.
5. Investment – Find ways to invest in your marriage. This may be a marriage retreat, counseling, books or even a simple daily verse reminder that allows you to bring the focus back to you two.
6. Dedication – Be dedicated & determined to be a good wife. It takes time! No one expects perfection from you. Just give it your best.
7. Pick your battles – Some things are not worth fighting for! Pick and choose what you are going to “fight” for. When I say “Fight” I mean take a stand and bring to your spouse’s attention.
8. Be selfless – There are moments that will require you to be selfless. Marriage is a beautiful thing and it won’t always be about you (sorry!)
9. Be open to change & suggestions – Your way isn’t always the best way! (this one internally killed me lol) Be open to receive criticism & redirection. Your spouse has a vested interest in you and the marriage so be open to suggestions and new ideas.
10. You are in charge of happiness – You cannot assume that your spouse will ALWAYS make you happy. That is so much pressure to put on someone. In the areas you feel like your spouse can improve – find ways to either communicate this OR show by being the example.
I look forward to growing with you all this year!
For His Glory Only,